This car popped up on Bring-a-Trailer today and I couldn’t resist sharing it here.
I’m all for preserving the beauty of the Saab Sonett but I don’t mind the odd journey into the unknown, either. The Sonabusa is testimony to that.
So here’s a Saab Sonett that was modified by a previous owner, some time in the 1980’s, and fitted with a V6 engine out of a Ford Mustang.
The regular Saab Sonett III has a bit of a hood bulge already, to accommodate the Ford Cologne V4 they put in the car. You can imagine putting a V6 in there might necessitate a slightly larger hood bulge – and you’d be right.
Here’s the new lid, from side on…..
And here’s how it looks with the lid closed….
Hmmmm. Not that great. I reckon some sort of shaker setup might look a little better.
I imagine the car’s a bit front-heavy with that bigger donk in it, too. A potential buyer would really want to evaluate the driving experience and compare it with the light-weight tossability of the regular Sonett.
The rest of the car looks OK. No mention of the floor pans in the ad, or the tinworm that can plague them, but the interior is tidy and the fibreglass body looks OK too. I’m not a fan of non-black at the back, but that’s nothing a quick trip to the painter can’t fix.
The current owner’s put a fat looking dual exhaust on the car and it reportedly has new brakes, new master cylinder, a new Holley on the V6, a new clutch and new tyres.
Colour me interested, intrigued, but not yet impressed.
The car’s for sale in Huntersville, North Carolina and the ad’s on Craigslist.